Kenneth Tyler, 59, a lifelong area resident, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home in Gallatin.
UPDATE: Memorial calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 from 4 to 7 pm at the Burnett & White Funeral Home in Red Hook. A time of sharing will be held at 7 pm.
Due to Covid-19/ NYS Guidelines- masks, social distancing, & capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services. During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your stay brief if possible. Your patience is appreciated. Thank you.
Born March 19, 1961, in Rhinebeck, NY, he was the son of the late Ester Tyler. Ken married Robyn Cook on July 2, 1982 in Red Hook, NY. Ken worked for facilities at Devereux in Red Hook for many years.
In addition to his loving wife, Robyn, Kenny is survived by his daughters, Kendra Tyler of Gallatin, NY and Torianne (Tyler) Brandenburg of Poughkeepsie, NY; his grandchildren, Jacob and Ava Brandenburg, and Kevia and Jocelyn Tyler; his sister, Kathleen Lord of Elizaville; in addition to extended family and friends.
Ken was predeceased by his sister, Billie Jo.
Kenny was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a long time member of Neighbor's Gun Club. Kenny could often be found repairing, building, and maintaining anything he could get his hands on. Kenny never found a vehicle that he didn't have a plan for. He always saw the good through the imperfections. He took great pride in his work.
Ken will be remembered as a generous and kind hearted man who always helped anyone in need. Even though he didn't have much, he freely gave what he could.
Although Kenny enjoyed many things, nothing brought him greater joy than his four grandchildren. For him, the world revolved around them, and his eyes lit up with joy and a smiled graced his face whenever he was surrounded by them. They were truly his happy place.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.